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The Lost Man

Narrated by: Stephen Shanahan
Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (69 ratings)
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Summary

The gripping new novel from the author of the Sunday Times top 10 best sellers The Dry and Force of Nature.

He had started to remove his clothes as logic had deserted him, and his skin was cracked. Whatever had been going through Cameron's mind when he was alive, he didn't look peaceful in death.

Two brothers meet at the remote border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of the outback. In an isolated part of Australia, they are each other's nearest neighbour, their homes hours apart.

They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old that no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron. The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. 

Something had been troubling Cameron. Did he choose to walk to his death? Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects....

©2018 Jane Harper (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

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Lost man

Listen to this. You will love it. Just as wonderful as her others. Another masterpiece

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Evocative and moving

Jane Harper writes about life in remote parts of Australia wonderfully. She describes the procedures and the emotions so well, from the organisation of the essential foodstuffs, to the incredible loneliness, to the underlying and longstanding interpersonal problems. This book has been a joy to listen to.

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Excellent story and perfectly narrated.

I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book from Jane Harper and think it’s actually her best yet, certainly better than Force of Nature. The story kept me guessing which is what a good thriller is all about. The narration was perfect with each person having a distinctive voice and I really felt the heat and the dust of outback Australia. Can’t wait for her next book.

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A great Audible book

I signed up because I wanted to listen to great audio books and this is a really good one. Another enthralling and atmospheric mystery from Jane Harper, and with like The Dry, superb narration... and there seems to be a suble nod to The Dry in the story content... but maybe I miss heard?

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Subtle, meaty story with unexpected twists.

Runs the full gambit of a Jane Eyre style tale - characters that interest, a wide ranging story with detailed characters. But it’s modern, full of wisdom and has complex characters drawn in depth. Narrated by a real Aussie as it’s set in the outback. Brilliant and engaging from first to last word.

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Quite a depressing depiction of the outback

The Dry was so good that it would be a difficult novel to match. However I found this interesting and it described the loneliness of these huge spaces very well.

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BRILLIANT!

Jane Harper's third novel, and the best by far, a writer who just gets better and better.
Beautifully written, conveying a great sense of life in the outback, and combining a sense of a family struggling to survive against the temperatures and vast distances. All this and the mystery of the discovery of a dead sibling.
Every chapter brimming from start to finish with taut suspense.
Great Read.

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Excellent

Excellent story and so beautifully read by Stephen Shanahan, he really was a good reader and brought the characters to life. I couldn't wait to get back to the book every evening and was disappointed to finish it.

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Better than ever

Jane Harper just can't write them quickly enough for me. Simply superb storytelling that's possibly even better than The Dry - and unlike Forces of Nature this one is set in the hot, dusty, fierce outback of Australia once again - an atmosphere she evokes perfectly. There is also a subtle scene that links this story to The Dry - very nicely done and easy to miss.
Wonderful narration, as ever, from Stephan Shanahan. More more more please.

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Another winner from Jane Harper!

Jane Harper's latest story is compelling and beautifully narrated. She understands the brutal harshness of the land in the outback, and her narrative let's us understand it too. The story kept me hooked, I would have listened to it all in one sitting if I could. She is excellent at developing her characters and I really felt that I knew them. The gradual revelations as the story progresses are well done. Hoping for another book soon!